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I hereby (or close enough if it turns out that there is some other procedural step I need to take) withdraw this SRFI. Rationale: The SRFI is, pretty much, The Right Thing, in my opinion. Comments to the initial draft identified some very minor corrections that are needed. The major points of my draft were challenged only in very reinforcing ways -- people suggesting possibly better approaches to achieving the same general goals. Yet there is very little practical value, at the moment, for finalizing this SRFI. Nobody would be "reaching for it" while working on a real-world program. So, let's not waste the effort just for formalities sake. I confess. I just wanted to pin this proposal, essentially a proposal for how to revise R5RS to make R6RS, up on a wall where the R6RS folks would have to see it and the communities reaction to it. That seemed like a good use of SRFI. (My original intention was to finalize but, at this time, I see no point in the effort. My point is made or not made and finalizing wouldn't change things one way or the other.) This proposal will be, more or less, implemented in Pika Scheme .... from which man SRFIs that should be finalized will, I hope, emerge. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness on this difficult topic, Unicode is a healthy-fun wellspring of managable intellectual engineering puzzles. A great little toy for our generation of hackers. -t